How To Make Your Roof Last Longer

Jul 16, 2021 | Blog, Roofing | 0 comments

A new roof can be a pricey project, but it is important to have one that will last for years to come. A quick fix here and there may seem like the best option at first glance, but you need to think about your wallet as well because fixing problems constantly could dig into your funds fairly quickly. One way of looking at this problem would be taking proactive measures by replacing the whole thing with something more long-lasting from day 1 so that you don’t have any issues in future months or even decades later on down the line.

We, at Nextgen Roofing, have been tending to the roofing of homeowners across the Western Massachusetts area for years. We know and understand how to keep your roof looking great for years without breaking the bank.


These are some of our expert roofing tips on how to make your roof last longer:



By far, the best and easiest way to make your roof last longer is by conducting regular roof inspections. You could try and inspect the roof of your home yourself, or you could hire a professional roofing company to do it for you. When inspecting your roof yourself, you’ll be able to notice the visible damages to your roof. But you might end up missing specific issues that are only visible to the trained roofing eye. Trained roofing professionals know what to look for and know when something minor is at the cusp of turning into a significant issue. At Nextgen Roofing, we perform professional and efficient roofing inspections so that should any problems come up, we can get to work on fixing the issue immediately.


Repair Issues Quickly

If you or your roofing inspector notice that there is, in fact, some repair work that needs to be done to your roof, it is best to get your roof repaired immediately. What might look like a minor issue now can quite possibly turn into a significant roofing issue in the future, one that can compromise the integrity of your roofing structures or even your home. Also, be sure to work with a professional team of roofers because asking someone with no roofing experience will most likely make the situation much worse.


Avoid Power Washing Shingles

Power washing your roof might sound like a quick and easy way to remove the dirt or debris from your roof. However, what’s easy isn’t always the best option. Power washing can significantly damage your roofing materials by removing the protective granules from asphalt shingles; it could loosen shakes and shingles as well as strip away top coatings of several roofing materials. To clean your roofing system rather opt for something like leaf blowers, brooms or manually removing any dirt and debris.


At Nextgen Roofing, we’ll take care of your roof as if it were our own. For professional roofing services and advice, give Nextgen Roofing a call today.

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